You Could Be the New Me! (as a Volunteer Program Specialist at Volunteer Arlington)

As you know if you read this blog, I will be taking a “career break” starting in February to travel the U.S. and Canada volunteering and exploring (and of course writing about it here).  My last day of work at my current position is set for Friday, January 21, 2011.

Today, my position was posted on the Arlington County jobs page.  There will be a 2 week recruitment period, unfortunately it is taking place right during the holidays, closing on December 30th.  With this challenge in mind, I want to make sure the position gets publicized as widely as possible.

My experience with this position

This is a unique position, working within a volunteer center that is within local government.  Arlington County Government is a great place to work, with lots of benefits (lunch time fitness classes, great health & dental, discounts on County facilities & programs, etc).  Although Arlington County Government (ACG) is a large organization, Volunteer Arlington is small, with only three full time staff.  This allowed me to work on a variety of different projects and be a project lead even as a specialist.  Also, being part of a department and a larger County structure can offer opportunities to work on big picture projects.  There is a lot of support for learning and developing relationships with community partners.  In addition, for the last two years, Volunteer Arlington has been very involved in using Social Media for recruiting volunteers.  Managing the social media presence for Volunteer Arlington will be one of the responsibilities of the position.

The position description and how to apply

Volunteer Program Specialist

Volunteer ArlingtonThis is a highly responsible position with Volunteer Arlington in the Community Assistance Bureau of the Department of Human Services. Volunteer Arlington plans, designs, and implements programs to increase the involvement of Arlington residents as volunteers in the county government and with non-profit agencies to meet community needs, deliver creative solutions to community problems, and enrich lives.
This position is specifically responsible for overseeing Arlington County’s nationally recognized Community Volunteer Network and serving as county liaison to the program. Volunteer Arlington operates an on-line volunteer clearinghouse and promotes volunteerism by providing matching and referral services to non-profit and community agencies seeking volunteers.
Please visit and select the open position title(s) for complete Description, Benefits, & Supplemental Questions.
Online Application Required.

One response to “You Could Be the New Me! (as a Volunteer Program Specialist at Volunteer Arlington)

  1. It has been wonderful to work with you in this position, but I am really looking forward to following your adventures in the coming year!

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